Blues Music Clubs in NYC

Whether you’re an out-of-towner visiting NYC for the first time or a native New Yorker rediscovering the big Apple, NYC has lots of cool bluesy places to check out. Here are a few that we recommend checking out! (Click the title to visit their website.)

 

ARTHUR’S TAVERN:
http://www.arthurstavernnyc.com
57 Grove Street, New York NY 10014

Entertaining New York City since 1937 with the best of live jazz and blues music. Arthur’s Tavern is an internationally recognized nightclub located for more than 60 years in a designated historic building in the heart of New York City’s exciting West Village. Arthur’s hosts outstanding live jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, and Dixieland jazz music every night of the week There is never a cover charge for live music at Arthur’s Tavern. Called the “Home of the Bird,” this historic West Village entertainment nightclub is the last continuously operating New York City jazz club once regular host to the legendary Charlie Parker and the great Roy Hargrove.

 

BB KINGS:
http://www.bbkingblues.com
237 West 42nd Street, New York NY 10036 (right in the heart of Times Square!)

Need we say more?

 

CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE:
http://cleopatrasneedleny.com
2485 Broadway, New York NY 10025 (@West 92nd Street)

Cleopatra’s Needle, named after the famed monument in New York’s Central Park, is a world-renowned New York hotspot known for serving up food, drinks and hot live jazz to the New York jazz community.

 

CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ:
http://corneliastreetcafe.com
29 Cornelia Street, New York NY 10014

In May 1977 three artists stumbled across a tiny storefront in the heart of Greenwich Village and thought it the perfect place to open a café. For two months they scraped and sanded, plumbed and plastered, and did the intricate dance one does with the authorities who live beyond the Village, and on the weekend of July 4, 1977, perpetually 201 years behind the US, they opened the Cornelia Street Café.

 

CUPPING ROOM CAFÉ:

http://www.cuppingroomcafe.com
359 West Broadway, New York NY 10013 (btwn Broome St and Grand St – center of SoHo)

  • One of the oldest & more classic restaurant in Soho (est. 1977)
  • Exposed brick walls, high tine ceiling, pot-belly stove & fresh cut flowers
  • Serving breakfast (7:30am), lunch & dinner
  • Open until 2am Friday & Saturday
  • Full liquor bar (special drink events every night)
  • Full coffee bar
  • Live music Wednesday through Saturday

 

GARAGE RESTAURANT:
http://www.garagerest.com
99 7th Ave S, New York NY 10014 (right in the heart of Greenwich Village!)

Cocktails & American fare accompany late-night jazz at this two-story eatery with a big fireplace.

 

SMALLS:
https://www.smallslive.com
183 West 10th St, New York NY 10014

Smalls Jazz Club was created in 1994 by the enigmatic Mitchell Borden. Borden, a former Navy submariner, registered nurse, philosopher and jazz violinist, founded the club with an initiative to create an environment that was conducive to jazz music and it’s culture.

 

SUGAR BAR:
http://www.sugarbarnyc.com
254 West 72nd Street. NY, NY 10023

The Sugar Bar offers an intimate and elegant ambiance, with the feel of an old country village, on the trendy upper west side of Manhattan. Located inside of a beautiful, converted brownstone, the Sugar Bar is best known for its sensational cuisine and live entertainment.

 

TERRA BLUES:
http://www.terrablues.com
149 Bleecker St, New York NY 10012 (btwn Thompson St and Laguardia Place)

Terra Blues is a modern-day blues saloon on the second floor overlooking Bleeker Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. For 21 years, its arched ceiling has carried the sound of some of the best blues guitar players and singers from NY and around the country.